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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-26-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,114
Posted By bjbolduc
I have had some cvt cars as rentals but never...

I have had some cvt cars as rentals but never owned
Did you not like the drive experience noise or reliability. Just curious


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-19-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 12,618
Posted By bjbolduc
In my case I traded a 2013 x1 for the 328xd and...

In my case I traded a 2013 x1 for the 328xd and the x1 had a diesel sound due to di (and lack of noise suppression) so the sound difference to this driver wasn't material.

Everyone has different...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-18-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By bjbolduc
What is the "pull-ahead" program?

In my case my lease was up in end November and I was able to get a 2014 with no early turn in penalty in August.
My car was a 2013 on a 24 month lease so I didn't technically qualify for the pull...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-17-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 12,618
Posted By bjbolduc
To 328d and 328i owners:

I have the 328xd and happy with the pick up. The 0 to 60 time is impacted a bit by the lower redline (5500 vs 7000 rpm) so more shifts on the way to 60 (or quarter mile if that is your standard)
In...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 09-16-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By bjbolduc
You can terminate your lease early if you meet...

You can terminate your lease early if you meet the criteria on model year etc. easy way for them to sell another car to captive audience
I used that to upgrade to 328 xd


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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-31-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,820
Posted By bjbolduc
Sorry to hear that. Presume you are OK? There...

Sorry to hear that. Presume you are OK?
There was indeed a recall on 2012 to 2014 4 cylinder models. I believe your symptoms are consistent with that recall
I would reach for dealer and BMW USA...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 08-24-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 12,618
Posted By bjbolduc
To 328d and 328i owners:

I think the btu delta is more like 15% higher btu per gallon vs gasoline fwiw

Someone quoted 30% above.
Part of the mileage advantage is the fuel and the balance is engine efficiency with higher...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-24-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By bjbolduc
You should be able to do that without the premium...

You should be able to do that without the premium service


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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 08-13-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,433
Posted By bjbolduc
I've sat in a Macan and would take that over x1...

I've sat in a Macan and would take that over x1 in a second if money wasn't an issue.
As money is a consideration :), i do agree that the x1 seems to be less thought out than the x3 or 3 series...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 07-23-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By bjbolduc
Yes noticed that At least odometer is accurate...

Yes noticed that
At least odometer is accurate for those of us leasing.



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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 06-17-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By bjbolduc
Nice feature if the x1 had it but I don't believe...

Nice feature if the x1 had it but I don't believe that I've seen it.


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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-28-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,859
Posted By bjbolduc
X1 or X3?

What is more important driving experience or space?
The x1 has IMHO a better driving experience. The hydraulic steering on awd feels better to me than x3
Otoh, the space in x3 is more both...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-19-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By bjbolduc
If my math is right they are asking 42 k which is...

If my math is right they are asking 42 k which is a reduction from 37888?
I'm a quant but that doesn't make sense?
I haven't seen F as any model designation to get back to the root question

...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 04-10-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By bjbolduc
Considering a purchase

I bought from prestige and happy with process and service. I believe my sa was Freddie Benitez. Recommend him
The s drive is electric steering and xdrive is hydraulic. I much prefer the xdrive feel...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 02-17-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,428
Posted By bjbolduc
I had a glk as a rental in California last month...

I had a glk as a rental in California last month and can comment from my perspective.
The glk is a very different vehicle from x1
It is more of a luxury car than a driving car. Auto start stop is...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 02-13-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By bjbolduc
the repair was postponed due to the latest storm...

the repair was postponed due to the latest storm of the century in NJ.
It was so bad that a snowplow got stuck on my street. Seriously
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 02-10-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By bjbolduc
My car goes in Thursday for recall fix. No...

My car goes in Thursday for recall fix. No issues driving or brakes but good to get fixed.


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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 12-11-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
Posted By bjbolduc
Bad MPG's even worse with colder temps?

In short winter gas is higher volatility to allow cold starting which means lighter molecular weight components which have a lower btu/gallon. Also your car will be less efficient until it reaches...
Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 12-08-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By bjbolduc
DSC/DTC light flicker

When I go over railroad tracks at speed, I get that also. Not a fault imho


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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-28-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By bjbolduc
Gas Tank Not Filling?

I have seen that infrequently maybe 3 times in a year



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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-17-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 359
Posted By bjbolduc
Anyone lose a rear wiper blade?

It pops out easily so not surprising


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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-17-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 595
Posted By bjbolduc
Speedometer reads high

But odometer is right on


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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-17-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By bjbolduc
X1 Black

Takes a lot to insult me ;) so no problem.


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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-16-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By bjbolduc
X1 Black

They are new in us but rest of world since 2009. US saw it since 2013 model year.


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Forum: X1 E84 (2011 - current) 11-12-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,675
Posted By bjbolduc
i had to bring some materials to the recycling...

i had to bring some materials to the recycling center last Saturday and took my son's Subaru Forester. Was able to fill it up without problem which would have taken 2 trips in the X1 9r filled the...
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